How will the Renewable Heat Incentive support non-domestic installations?

The Renewable Heat Incentive supports domestic and non-domestic installations in different ways.

Definition of non-domestic installation

According to the government's definition, "domestic installations are those where a renewable heating installation serves a single private residential dwelling only. This does not include multiple residential dwellings served by one renewable heating installation (e.g. district heating) nor single residential dwellings which have Renewable Heat Incentive been significantly adapted for non-residential use. For example, a house where someone works or runs a business from home would be considered domestic whereas a house converted to be a shop or bed & breakfast would be considered non-domestic and could receive RHI support".

Examples of non-domestic installations include:

  • installations in pubs, bed & breakfasts, shops etc.
  • installations in public buildings such as schools or public libraries
  • installations where one heat generator serves multiple homes, e.g. through district heating
  • small or large industrial applications such as power plants

For information about RHI support for domestic installations click here.

Support for non-domestic renewable heat is through tariffs which are paid for every unit of heat produced by the generator, measured with a heat meter. Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs are banded by technology and size. Please see the Ofgem Tariff Tables for full details of current tariffs.

For further details of eligibility and other requirements, see the Ofgem Non-Domestic RHI website.

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